These are our most frequently asked questions with regards to VR.
VR headsets and immersive VR experiences are currently a very hot topic. With all of the major manufacturers releasing their respective hardware to the market how do you keep up?
We will help you to gain a basic understanding of our latest developments and show you how we can get your customers into the world of Virtual Reality. This year promises to be the year of the Virtual Reality Headset.
So, what’s in it for you?
The concept of virtual reality has been around for many years and is nothing new. The recent developments in mobile technology and the release of Oculus Rift have sparked a renewed enthusiasm and a more compelling experience. The term Virtual reality covers a whole spectrum of media; 360 virtual tours, 360 videos, VR Gaming, VR teaching aids and even medical applications.
Wikipedia describes virtual reality as:
“Virtual reality or virtual realities (VR), also known as immersive multimedia or computer-simulated reality, is a computer technology that replicates an environment, real or imagined, and simulates a user’s physical presence and an environment in a way that allows the user to interact with it. Virtual realities artificially create a sensory experience”
VR for you.
Currently, we offer two distinct VR offerings. 360 Virtual Tours and fully immersive VR Environments utilising game engine technologies.
360 Virtual Tours.
These 360 panoramic tours and videos can be used in conjunction with your mobile device and smartphone.
Utilising the gyroscope within your mobile phone and VR headset this is the simplest way to enjoy VR. YouTube now supports 360 videos and more companies are offering another dimension to their media.
Our own 360 tours can work with or without the VR option. Simply select the VR setting and place your smartphone into the viewer case. Sit back and enjoy!
The software uses a simple cursor system to explore the seamlessly linked 360 panoramic views. This is a natural progression for our CGI’s and offers your customers a unique and pleasurable VR solution.
The purists amongst us would argue the 360 virtual tours aren’t really VR. However, they would agree that the use of game engine technology is. For this, we use Unity 3D software, which offers us limitless possibilities. In conjunction with Oculus Rift, VR immersive environments are available. We have developed a set of skills and technologies which deliver high quality, fully interactive Virtual Reality projects and more.
The advantages of a game engine over traditional render techniques are truly amazing. The VR interface from unity is just one of the many outputs that we can create for your project. 4K Instant CGI visuals, Traditional Walkthrough, Interactive Walkthrough Mode, Explorer Mode and VR Mode. These related, but separate interfaces can allow all users of different abilities and understandings to experience your design concept.
Traditional renders or physically based rendering simulates the physical behaviour of light and materials. The render times can vary and typically take a while to calculate and produce. Game engine renders are created while in motion in real-time. It really delivers a WOW factor!